American Dental Association

American Dental Association

  • Chicago, IL

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Description :

Who We Are: It all starts with purpose.

We are a purpose-driven nonprofit with a dynamic staff culture.

With a meaningful purpose, motivated staff, and excellent benefits, working here will definitely have you smiling! The ADA’s headquarters is located just steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and close to public transportation. With more than 400 colleagues, the ADA Staff are some of the most talented people in the Chicago, Washington D.C., and Maryland area.

We were named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in 2019 and 2021! Come join our team!

Job Responsibilities:

The Application Program Interface (API) Developer will design, develop, and maintain web-based APIs and the associated services, databases, and applications. They will also be responsible for monitoring and optimizing the performance of the inventory of APIs and they will troubleshoot and debug API’s and the associated services, databases, and applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or 9 years experience in lieu of degree)
  • 5+ years of experience with databases, data structures, security protocols, and authentication mechanisms

Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, etc.

Proficiency in .Net applications

Working knowledge of web services and RESTful APIs * Knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, AJAX, etc.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and debug problems and work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsofts Office Suite, API databases (ex. Postman), CMS (ex: Sitecore, Sitefinity), WordPress, Cloud based hosting (Azure, AWS), Google Analytics, Data from CRM (ex. Salesforce, Aptify), single page applications (Angular, React), Visual Studio, and associated next generation applications.
  • Occasional travel

Nice to Have:

  • Master’s degree.

Experience using program specification and structured development methodology, multiple content management systems, current web analytic tools, and data warehouse technologies.

Experience integrating Aptify Association Management System with Web based properties. * Solid understanding Object Oriented concepts, relational databases, Headless content delivery, and Bootstrap concepts

  • Experience using advanced search technologies like Coveo and Azure Search

Experience using AI or Machine Learning technologies and writing SQL queries

Knowledge of Metaverse

Just a few of the benefits offered to employees:

  • Promotes Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (2-3 days from home)
  • Health insurance/ dental reimbursement plan
  • Ample Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Pension
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Refinance
  • 2 days off to work at a charity event of your choice

The American Dental Association is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. The American Dental Association is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

American Dental Association

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